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DESA Veterans Thank Navy Veteran


September 3, 2020

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Lester M. Long, 97, a Navy veteran, and his wife, Shirley, were at the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association meeting July 16 in Martinsburg. Mr. Long was presented a plaque and a document certifying that an accompanying flag was flown over the U.S. Capitol on April 2, 2020. The flag was flown at the request of Congressman John Joyce for Mr. Long, a World War II veteran who started the DESA Horseshoes Curve Chapter #37 on July 26, 1997. He was voted the first "skipper." Mr. Long's time in the service during WWII was from Nov. 19, 1942, until Feb. 4, 1946. His rank was 2nd Class Pharmacy Mate....

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